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The study of the Sun and of the Earth with neutrino probes

  • Sandra ZavatarelliEmail author
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  1. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Symmetries in Subatomic Physics (SSP 2018), Aachen, Germany, 10-15 June 2018

Abstract

Astrophysicists have been tracking high-energy particles from space for decades. But neutrinos are different: since they are neutral particles, they travel in a straight line, unaffected by the magnetic fields of space. Neutrinos basically give you a different eye to look at the universe and a unique probe of new physics. The current experimental knowledge on the solar neutrinos and on the terrestrial antineutrinos is here summarised, showing that present and future experiments have the capability to simultaneously look for new physics effects and to probe in detail the interior of the Sun, as well as of the Earth or of distant stars.

Keywords

Solar neutrinos Geo-neutrinos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INFN and Università degli Studi di GenovaGenoaItaly

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